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While Michael Moore was leaving the stage of the Kodak Theater during the seventy-fifth annual Academy Awards ceremony, after calling George W.

You can be forgiven if, like me, you were a bit depressed to hear that the war had started. But this is no time to go into a funk.

"This is what democracy looks like" chanted twenty-four antiwar
demonstrators as they were arrested outside Toledo's Navy and Air Force
recruitment office on the day George W.

By the time you read this, the invasion of Iraq may have begun--or it
may be over.

During the Vietnam War the heavyweight boxing champion of the world,
Muhammad Ali, refused to serve in the Army.

For more information about the Piquetero speaking tour of the United States, see
www.autonomista.org.

How an antiwar initiative is turning into a way to strengthen democracy.

From across the country, friends share stories of protest.

History was made on February 27 when for the first time Big Labor
formally broke with a sitting President's war policy.

Blogs

The grassroots environmental group Peaceful Uprising recently discovered that it was one of 200 nonprofit projects that have been financially wiped out in an astonishing act of apparent fraud.

January 26, 2012

Every week, interns at The Nation try to cut through the echo chamber and select an important article in their area of interest that they feel deserves more attention.

January 26, 2012

How worried are too-big-to-fail banks over pending investigations into mortgage fraud?

January 26, 2012

The people beaten and shot at by the UCPD are our students; they are our colleagues. And they are our neighbors. We were all in it together. They are the public, and the public is us.

January 26, 2012

It’s too early to tell how Occupy Wall Street will impact the 2012 election, but one thing seems pretty clear: it’s changed the national conversation.

January 26, 2012

Occupiers in the nation’s capital have enjoyed a largely peaceful coexistence with authorities so far, but that may soon change.

January 25, 2012

Last night, the president announced a new mortgage crisis unit. Will it help homeowners and punish the banks who created the mess? 

January 25, 2012

The administration is close to presenting a deal with big banks on mortgage fraud—will it stick?

January 24, 2012

The pending deal could let the banks off the hook for mortgage fraud and undercut the president’s message of fairness.

January 23, 2012

Students, many who believed the days of violent police actions were behind them, will continue to protest until officials get it right: students have the right to peacefully communicate their grievances without the fear of being brutally beaten, shot at or otherwise injured, harassed or bullied.

January 23, 2012